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Old 11-16-2004, 12:24 PM
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Title: Following
Year Created: 2004
Medium: Pastel
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 9 x 12
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

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Old 11-16-2004, 12:53 PM
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the atmosphere works tremendously for this one.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:55 PM
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Oooooh! I like this! Very much. Traffic - how did you turn such an ugly thing into a beautiful painting?!? Wow.
Is it raining there? Looks like rain. Or mist. No, rain...

Great great great!

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Old 11-16-2004, 01:11 PM
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Well, you're certainly talented as to perspective ....... o n the road, on the cars. Great !
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Old 11-16-2004, 01:47 PM
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The traffic has come to a sudden halt with all those wonderful reds set in subtle colours.

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Old 11-16-2004, 05:16 PM
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earthbot1: It was a very foggy, drizzly day--I had to use restraint with my palette (which is TOUGH for me!) so as not to lose the atomospheric feel--glad I managed to keep it

Frida: I love "playing" in traffic

gilberte: What's perspective?

Really though, I don't think too much about perspective or else I get a headache, I just think in terms of shapes that I see and hope that they come together the way they are supposed to.

Mikey: Thanks for looking.
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I love "playing" in traffic

I used to tell my little brothers to go play in it when they bugged me. Always did like playing "cars" though -- I always got the old jalopy driving by when it was my turn. Oh wait, that's what I'm driving now. Duh!

This is really good, Anne. Most would've emphasized the rain even against the pavement (where actually it would blend more). Great call on that -- balances it perfectly as well. The perspective (as Madame Gilberte mentioned) is phenomenal as it places us in the driver's seat "Following" the car in front of us. Ahhh the automated mazes at rush hour -- ain't they grand?

Excellent depiction.

Green means go and red means stop....yellow means press the pedal like hell and go (or that's what I told my driver's ed instructor as a joke (he didn't laugh)).
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Nice going!

Just one thing... you should in my opinion look at the red dabs here and there. They also follow the rules of perspective you know. The red tail light on the car just ahead of the viewer holds the same saturation s the red in the far background. Also the white lines in the street could loose some intensity and clarity as we move up and into the painting.



Do you see the difference?

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Well Matt, I hope I wont be too hard on yourself, But Anne`s wish did NOT allow digi alteration...

Anne, this work is great.
The crazyness of NYC...just can`t wait to be there

Thanks
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Thanks Tam, Matt & Daniel!

Matt, I forgive you for touching my painting--I know you had good intentions. I'm just a little funny about that. I had a teacher (who was an excellent instructor) once tell me never to let anyone touch my work, she said you learn things better if you have to figure them out for yourself, I guess I agree with her.

As for the reds, etc. I had actually considered this when I was just about finished and decided to leave them the way they are (although I did knock back the white line on the road as it recedes). I prefer the way the painting "feels" with the intense reds throughout. It was a very foggy, misty day and those intense lights just made that feeling come through more for me. I have kind of an odd style that I've developed over the last year or so. I used to do very tight realistic stuff, and now my work is much more painterly and loose/free and I like the direction it's gone in, it's much more expressive, so I don't worry about being technically correct all the time. But thanks for looking and for the input.
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Anne, you had a good teacher.

I had once, a drawing teacher, she was funny and direct, and she gave this advice once, that I never forgot.

" Don`t over-do-it Daniel........." and then she laught

Well, I am sure that you " use " this advice huh ??

It feels, in your painting, that you know where and when to stop.

Bravo
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Yes, you had a good teacher too Daniel! Thank you.
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Hi Artistanne,

Just noticed Matt also used the word "perspective" ... meaning of course, the vanishing points, the lines on the road, the sides. You seem to apply the rules without realising it ... Bravo !
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I beg your pardon, as I didn't notice your request. It wont happen again.


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I beg your pardon, as I didn't notice your request. It wont happen again.


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No problem Matt!

Gilberte: I studied graphics and industrial design in college where the "rules" of perspective, color theory, anatomy and other things were drummed into my head repeatedly. I cannot think and paint at the same time--it just doesn't work that way for me. So I just do what I've been doing since I was a little kid, draw what I see/feel (and hope to end up with something that holds together compositionally and has lots of feeling).
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